Hubert Le Gall’s work is a bold combination of sophisticated and playful. Inspired by the likes of Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, the Surrealists and Max Ernst, Hubert Le Gallintroduces humor and beauty into every day life.
Cabinet Taureau by Hubert Le Gall
Self-taught as an artist and sculptor before delving into design, uses classic materials to create pieces that inspire laughter and enchantment, while being meticulously crafted. A fixed star on the international design scene, he exhibits and sells his work globally. He plays on shapes, light and colours by combining unusual ideas and working with various materials such as wood, glass, resin or ceramics. Bronze remains his favourite material.
Judith dining chair by Hubert Le Gall
Though he loves classicalFrench furniture, Le Gall says: “I want to be of my own time”. This luxury dining chair is called Judith and is made with aluminum gilded in white gold feet.
Many of his creations are present in the permanent collections of French and international museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (Quebec) and the Musée “La piscine” in Roubaix. He has carried out several projects for national furniture and several French embassies abroad.
Contemporary artist, he creates poetic and functional furniture, and handles bronze. After a vegetable era he explores today the poetic bestiary. Inspired by certain decorative forms from the past, Hubert Le Gall creates poetic and functional furniture. He combines unusual ideas playing on shapes, light, and colors. Although he works with various materials, bronze remains his favorite material.
He works with many interior designers including Jacques Garcia, Caroline Sarkozy and Peter Marino for whom he has created several pieces that decorate Dior boutiques.
Anthévémis buffet by Hubert le Gall
Hubert le Gall’s pieces decorate trendy restaurants, private lounges and unique dining rooms. Many pieces have been purchased for museum collections. Mr. le Gall was in his early 20s and working in insurance when he started painting and making sculpture. “My old life,” he said. “My first life.” He bought a studio in Montmartre where Pierre Bonnard and other artists once worked; there, he began to make elaborate and lovely bronze pieces in limited editions, the work always teetering between art and luxuryfurniture.
– You have described your work as “in-between objects,” meaning in between form and sculpture, between good taste and bad, and occupying a “borderline where the object seems to hesitate before taking sides.” That’s pretty great. Can you discuss?
– O.K., so you see the two mirrors [two wall pieces in gilded frames with gilded blobs on them that look like huge golden tears; one “mirror” has more blobs than the other] — at what point is it still a mirror? At what point can you stop seeing yourself? The question for me is, what’s really art? Is it because there is no function that it is art? I’m always inspired by this idea.
Pia dining table by Hubert le Gall
4 Anneaux dining table Hubert le Gall
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